Upcoming Books

C Pam Zhang

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang coming Spring 2019

Debut novel about Chinese-American sisters in the American West, during the Gold Rush, pre-empted by Virago Press ‘I was left stunned by this book. It’s not just a new Western; it’s an entirely fresh narrative about American immigration.’   Senior Commissioning Editor Ailah Ahmed secured UK&C rights in How Much of These Hills is Gold…

Margaret Atwood Alias Grace

On the set of Alias Grace with Margaret Atwood

In the opening episode of the multi-Emmy-winning US adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood makes a cameo as one of the Aunts, slapping Elizabeth Moss’s Offred with convincing vitriol. So fans will be thrilled to hear she’s also lined up to appear in the Netflix adaptation of Alias Grace which premieres in the UK…

Tipping the Velvet 20th Anniversary Edition

‘What fun it was to write! That’s what I remember most about it: the fun, the fizz, the exhilaration of putting it together, page by page. I owe Tipping the Velvet a great deal… It made an author of me, leaving me with a hunger to write again, and write better’  – Sarah Waters We…

Virago to publish The Last Girl

‘Telling my story of first, surviving genocide and then, as a captive of ISIS is not easy, but people must know.’ Nadia Murad is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations. She is also a courageous young Yazidi woman who…

The Glass Castle – in cinemas October 6th

The adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ New York Times bestseller, The Glass Castle, will be in cinemas on October 6th. Starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson, it is a startling adaptation of the heartbreaking story of a successful journalist’s journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled…

Read an extract from You Play the Girl

We all know who The Girl is. She holds The Hero’s hand as he runs through the Pyramids, chasing robots. Or she nags him, or foils him, plays the uptight straight man to his charming loser. She’s idealised, degraded, dismissed, objectified and almost always dehumanised. How do we process these insidious portrayals, and how do…

Read: A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert

Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. Deft, spare and devastating, A Boy in Winter tells of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process. Man Booker shortlisted Rachel Seiffert‘s new novel is out now….